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Signwriting and Gilding Workshop with Historic England – Buck and Bear

The Beautiful Art of Signwriting

For centuries, signwriting has been a beautiful art that involves a technique requiring signwriters to meticulously design and paint signage by hand.

Over the years, signwriting has evolved into a specialised craft that requires a high level of skill and expertise. At Buck and Bear, Carlie is passionate about signwriting and takes pride in creating bespoke signs that capture the essence of her client’s businesses.

Turning Ordinary Signs into Works of Art

Buck & Bear Design organised a signwriting and gilding workshop for over 45 team members of Historic England in Cambridgeshire. The workshop took place at Hatfield House and was led by Carlie, the talented artist behind Buck & Bear.

The participants were divided into smaller groups and taught the techniques of signwriting and gilding. Each team member was assigned a specific letter from the words “Historic” and “England” to paint, resulting in a wooden board displaying the words “Historic England” for each group.

Not only did the workshop provide a fun team-building activity, but it also imparted valuable new skills to the participants. Each participant received information about Buck & Bear’s exclusive signwriting starter kit, provided in collaboration with Gold Leaf Supplies, which extended the learning beyond the workshop.

Along with traditional Signwriting services for commercial businesses, Carlie also offers her artistic services painting and gilding large interior and exterior hand painted wall panels throughout the UK (As seen on BBC Interior Design Masters, Chanel 5 Dream Home makeovers and Chanel 4 George Clark’s Old House,New House)

If you are interested in seeing more of Carlie’s work, you can follow her on Instagram or check out her website.

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